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Most Vernon County voters disagree with Nash column

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Dear Editor:

Thanks for the opportunity to share my opinion in response to the "Election Day 2008" opinion authored by Charles C. Nash that appeared in the Herald-Tribune this past Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008. When I read the Nash article I thought for a moment I was reading from the New York Times and not a rural newspaper in Southwest Missouri. Mr. Nash often forgets that he lives in a conservative part of the country and not the elitist and liberal Northeastern United States. Vernon County, along with a majority of the rest of the people of Missouri, chose not to participate in the support of a socialist candidate with ties to Marxist economics which calls for spreading the wealth around, or in the words of Karl Marx, author of the "Communist Manifesto", "From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs."

The good, mostly conservative, people of Vernon County chose not to participate in the support of one who has close ties with Bill Ayers, noted terrorist, or with Jeremiah Wright, Black Liberation theologian, or with Louis Farrakhan, another near neighbor and friend of the president-elect. I am sure that Mr. Nash feels very comfortable with all of the above and that is his privilege. No one wishes to rob him of the pleasure of fellowship with those who espouse views of the far left wing of the Democratic Party.

I do not believe that the good people of Vernon County will find anything appealing about Mr. Nash's personal opinion of Sarah Palin which follows: "She began to appear to me willful, vain, barely literate, ambitious to the verge of hubris, vengeful, ignorant, dangerously egged-on and immensely flattered by the new and adoring crowds she attracted -- in short, one hell of a liability as a politician wandering the halls of power." Again, a majority of those casting a vote in the election of 2008 in Vernon County and the State of Missouri cast a vote in favor of Palin. Obviously they do not share the views of the far-left opinion of Charles Nash. Sarah Palin is pro-life, pro-Bible, pro-gun, for protecting the borders, for limited government, cutting taxes, energy reform, for family values, against same-sex marriage, and soaking American business with higher taxes. These positions clearly confirm what millions of Americans believe. Sarah Palin has lots of wisdom, she is smart, articulate, energetic, savvy, authentic, honest, and a person of faith. For these and other reasons, including the fact that she is one of the most authoritative persons in the United States on the subject of energy we have not heard the last of Sarah Palin. The tens of thousands of Americans who endeavored to see and hear her speak is proof of that.

Dan Gayman

Schell City